"An SOC's Boot ROM is responsible for setting up the SOC to a very basic level (using the BCT), setting up SDRAM and figuring out where the boot loader is. This is typically capable of loading the boot loader from USB, SPI flash, UART, eMMC / SD card and NAND flash. The Boot ROM is part of the SOC and cannot be changed other than by making a new chip. Some Boot ROMs include security features which require that boot code be signed by a special tool. Typically, Boot ROM consists of 16-32 KB of code."
Trying to load an unlocked 'boot loader' from SD card might work?
Our SoC mode is similar to their emergency mode?
There are multiple ways of booting up an SoC?
Probably not. This the build.prop (file from androidxda).
This one has a higher build revision version (compared to original 299MB update.zip) and later build date. Probably a patched version. But it is a positive sign to get even this patched rom flashed since there are no official signed patched rom available yet.
# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.date=Sun Oct 21 21:15:12 CST 2012
# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
# end build properties
ro.build.description=mfld_pr2-user 4.0.4 AZ510_ICS_02.24I 1021.211438 release-keys
Some guys doing similar things with k900(clovertail device). In 2nd post one guy is complaining about the flashing process stopping at 'fastboot erase data'. and in the 4th post saying that he corrected it somehow. translation is not very good in that part. What i can understand is that he ditched virutalbox and installed software on win 7.
(don't take this as spamming or anything. I mean no harm. Just passing info so someone with experience who would not bother digging for it can use it somehow)
Just sharing something i observed.
with this new piece of tool i can find 4 different connection statuses.
MOS - switched on device connected
POS - Device in droid boot connected
COS - Switched off device connected while keeping volume down pressed
SOC (SOC serial number is displayed)- Simultaneously pressing power and camera briefly while in droidboot all the while keeping the device connected on USB (this mode persists for just 1 min). When entering this mode for the first time a driver gets installed and device manager shows a new device named Medfield under intel group.
hope you have a hdmi capable tv and proper cables. just in case